HEALTHY WEIGHT AND YOUR CHILD *CLC YMCA

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Evidence shows that child weight-management programs are more effective when the whole family is involved or committed to adopting healthier habits. Healthy Weight and Your Child focuses on healthy eating, regular physical activity and behavior change to empower children to live a healthier and active lifestyle.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Families will work with trained leaders for the duration of the 25-session program. During this time, children and an adult will learn about topics, including:

  • Healthy eating
  • Physical activity
  • Portion control
  • Internal and external triggers
  • Food label reading
  • Goal setting and rewards

TO QUALIFY, A CHILD MUST

  • Be 7-13 years old
  • Receive clearance from a healthcare provider or school nurse to participate in physical activity
  • Have an adult attend ALL sessions with them
  • Carry excess weight, with a body mass index of the 95th percentile or higher

Contact

Casey Clark Kelley
Operations Director
cclarkelley@clcymca.org
207-350-7026